In Depth – A Caregiver’s Voice Compliments of Fox 9 News

My Mom and I

For those of you that missed the FOX 9 News story on my Mom who has Alzheimer’s disease and myself, here is the link.    I’d love to hear your thoughts.  After viewing please take our poll, just click on the poll tab along the top of the page.  Thank you for your assistnace!  Lori La Bey 

Here are a few “Open to the Public” Events I will be Speaking at:

Feb 22nd ,   Monday –  6:30pm – 8:30pm

Alzheimer’s Discussion – Speaker Lori La Bey of Alzheimer’s Speaks

Anoka Community Education – Minnesota

Contact Brittany Dixon to Register

Cost $29 individual or $49 couple/friend

 763-506-5766   or 763-506-5766. (click on “Available Courses” then under the Adult Program title click on “Health” then “Alzheimer’s Discussion”)

March 23rd –  Tuesday – 6pm to 7pm

Your Memory Chip™ – Speaker Lori La Bey of Alzheimer’s Speaks

Rosewood Estates of Roseville

A Sunrise Living Community

2750 Victoria St No, Roseville, Mn 55113

Contact Cathe Wagner to Register


651-486-4479 or email to

April 12th, Monday – 6pm – 7:30pm

Monthly Alzheimer’s Support Group Invites Speaker

Your Memory Chip™ – Speaker Lori La Bey of Alzheimer’s Speaks

Saint Therese at Oxbow Lake

5200 Oak Grove Parkway
Brooklyn Park, MN 55443 

Contact – Diane Lindaman , Marketing Coordinator to Register…..cost is FREE
Ph: 763-493-7006
Fax: 763-493-7001 or email

April 17th – Saturday – 7:30am to 3:00pm

Aging & Alzheimer’s disease – Reserving Brain Function & Caring for Caregivers Conference

Speakers – Many, Lori La Bey of Alzheimer’s Speaks will be presenting at 1 session

LaQuinta Inn –  1870 Old Hudson Road, St Paul, MN

Contact the Alzheimer’s Research Center to Register

Cost $10 per individual or $25 per family

Diane Bresin  651-254-2743  at this time it is not post on the website but here is the link

A “SPECIAL THANKS” from me goes out to:

 FOX 9 News, and Producer- Julie Anderson, who was my main contact and  was exceptional to work with.

Barbara Lee Friedman, who did the Interactive therapeutic music program with my Mother.  Barbara also does DVD’s for families to capture the wonderful moments.  She can be reached at: 

Nancy Chakrin, who captured the music session with my Mom on DVD.  Nancy is an Artist, Photographer, and Videographer. She would love to assist you in capturing your special moments.  She can be reached at:

6 Replies to “In Depth – A Caregiver’s Voice Compliments of Fox 9 News”

  1. Excellent Lori!

    You truly depicted the Care Giver’s plight; mine anyway.

    You didn’t even need to speak any words. I could see the pain on your face, but also the joy.

    I can totally relate… you are right.

    Thank you for paving the way for me, we’re just starting our journey down this crazy road. You help to give me insights and encouragement on days that I need it most.

    Big angel hugs…


  2. HI Sue

    Thanks for your comments. Your right we don’t always have to talk to communicate if we slow down and pay attention to the signals others are giving us.

    Your messages to me help guide me to know what you find useful. Thanks again for being part of our community here!

    Take care


  3. Lori,

    Thank you so much for sharing your story, your mom, and your inspiring approach to caregiving! It’s a blessing to see the love you have for her, and how you express it to her whenever the two of you are together.

    And a big shout-out to Channel 9, don’t you think, for its willingness to publicize some of the ways we Minnesotans are dealing with dementia and caring for its victims.

    I’m going to post this on my blog–and send it to everyone I can think of who can benefit from watching a marvelous caregiver in action.


    1. Thanks Laurry,

      Fox did a great job! It’s nice to see positive stories relating to Alzheimer’s disease. I still have to do a blog post on Lakeview Ranch. Judy Berry is amazing out there. Thank you for introducing me to Judy.
      If anyone is having trouble with dementia and behavior problems you have to contact Lakeview Ranch. Here is the link:

      Thanks for sharing my story with your community.


  4. Dear Lori,

    We’ve not met but I feel as though I know you through my husband’s admiration and now the FOX 9 story. You serve as such a role model for our generation. I am most grateful for the Lori La Bey’s, Laura Bramley’s and Judy Berry’s of this world. I never thought I would find pure joy in a memory care community but Lakeview Ranch is one of ouir favorite “date night” spots. I think this compassionate little “army” will keep hope alive until the cure is found.

    Kindest regards,

    Kathy Harmon

    1. Hi Kathy,
      Thanks for your kind words. You brought tears to my eyes when you mentioned you and Laurry going to Lakeview Ranch for a date night! How sweet you two are to give of yourselves, although I do understand what you get in return by going there. It is a magically home environment for those with Alzheimer’s and anyone who visits. I know Judy’s concept of care sure made a huge impact on me too. Now I guess I need to find a date! LOL

      We really do need to set up a time to meet one of these days! I’ve have been told by so many people to connect with you. Tell Laurry “Hi” from me.


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